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#1 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

I really enjoyed Wonderboy in Monsterworld. Does that predate Super Metroid? Not enough love for that game. SotN obviously., and I think Arkham counts. More recently I've been playing Valdis Story, which is pretty great.

#2 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -
@theblue said:

Use lightning. Ignore the small spiders. Never spam R1 more than twice and keep moving at all times. Rom telegraphs his attacks very clearly. If he looks up he's about to AoE or shoot magic up from the ground. Get the hell away from him.

Most importantly, stop blaming the game for your frustration. Have some patience or summon some help if the fight is causing you that much grief.

I think he's entitled to blame the game. This boss fight kind of sucks. I think it's telling that half the people here are saying 'kill the little spiders' and the other half are saying to ignore them. It's because there's an element of luck involved in it. I did 15 runs where the small spiders were encircling Rom, and being super aggressive when I got in close, then one run where they all stayed to one side of him, letting me get in round the other side. It's really hard to tell where those missiles are coming in from too.

#3 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

Also, Life and Death. It was a surgery simulator which I didn't have the manual for (ahem). I don't think a single one of my patients survived.

#4 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

Heart of China was a hilarious Indiana Jones style adventure game. It's a point and click that plays something like a visual novel, with multiple branching paths and some dopey action sequences. It still holds up well.

The Sensible Software (Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder) games were best on Amiga, as were The Bitmap Brothers games (Magic Pockets, Xenon 2) but those games had (inferior) ports elsewhere.

Revenge of the Mutant Camels might've been exclusive. It was pretty nuts as I recall.

#5 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

The Last Days. Not that boring Kurt Cobain thing, but a Spanish post apocalyptic film about everyone in the world getting fatal agoraphobia - if they go outside they have a heart attack. Better than it sounds, at one point they fight a bear in a church, which is awesome. 9/10.

#6 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

Wow...needed a minute there. Best of luck to you Scoops! You're one of the main reasons I come to this site. Looking forward to whatever comes next from you!

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#8 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

@Akyho It's a familiar story. Finding work in Australia was tough too but luckily there's a big demand for English teachers in Japan. Right enough though, given the state of the world's economic markets anyone could lose their job and not be able to afford their Internet any more, or new games for that matter, so it seems very short sighted of Microsoft to have introduce these restrictions right now of all times.

#9 Posted by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

@planetary: It's an understandable view to take, given the lack of content that is forthcoming from some of the others. Regardless, all the best to Patrick!

#10 Edited by siamesegiant (24 posts) -

I move around a lot. Back home in Scotland (I left 3 years ago) I didn't have the Internet because I was too broke. I moved to Australia and ran the Internet from an incredibly expensive and slow dongle for a year because my apartment didn't have a phone line. I live in Japan now and finally have the Internet speed required to run an Xbone, only they aren't releasing it here because Microsoft are a punch line in Japan. Although I've been a 360 owner for 4 years now I can't purchase the new console, but I probably wouldn't anyway, so who cares? It's not for me.

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